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Monopod

The camera monopod is a versatile support, which is an attractive alternative to the traditional tripod. Many photographers and videographers use monopods for sports, wildlife, travel and general outdoor shooting, due to being compact, portable and offering a high level of stability. We stock models in every size, made from aluminium or carbon fibre, with or without stabilising feet and in kits with a ball head or fluid head.

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A monopod provides several benefits for photography and videography. By using a monopod for camera, you’ll find yourself free from supporting the weight of the body and lens, which can give far better results than shooting handheld without any support. Another benefit is the ability to point the camera in different directions more quickly and more smoothly compared to using a tripod. This provides versatility and speed, which is ideal for capturing fast moving action.

These features ensure single leg supports are favoured by sports and wildlife photographers shooting with long telephoto lenses. Monopods for cameras will also be seen in press photography scrums, or by the catwalk during fashion shows, when space is at a premium.

Monopods are made with different materials and load capacities, from highly compact and lightweight models for smaller equipment loads, to taller extending legs with stabiliser feet. These are ideal for medium format, professional gripped DSLRs and heavy video cameras, with some able to support payloads of 30kg and higher.

When choosing your monopod, consider the number of leg sections and whether a tripod head is suitable for your style of content creation. Less leg sections provide greater stability when extended, whilst a higher number are more compact when folded down. Feet can often be replaced with spikes for shooting on different surfaces and legs are available with flip-locks and twist locks, just like their tripod counterparts.

Browse for camera monopods for sale from leading brands and enjoy free delivery on orders over £50.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can a monopod help my photography?

How can a monopod help my photography?

A monopod can help your photography by supporting your camera and lens, in order to shoot at slower shutter speeds, with a lower ISO and during low light situations. The extra stability helps to capture sharp images, whilst remaining extremely agile and mobile to keep up with any action.

Monopod Vs tripod?

Monopod Vs tripod?

A monopod and tripod offer stability for photography and videography with distinct advantages. Tripods are more stable and many models also support accessories, whereas monopods are lighter and help you to stay more agile. Many content creators own both supports, in order to use the most appropriate in different situations.

When to use monopod?

When to use monopod?

Use a monopod when weight is a consideration, space is limited and when you want to stay as mobile as possible, even when shooting with long, heavy lenses. Monopods are extremely compact when extended and also when folded down for transportation yet support high payloads and agile shooting.

Do I need to purchase a head for a monopod?

Do I need to purchase a head for a monopod?

Some monopods are available in kits, which include a ball head or fluid head, while others are leg-only, allowing you to choose the most suitable head when required. Many photographers choose to shoot without a head when using a monopod, which provides the greatest freedom and speed of movement.

Best monopod for a 360 camera?

Best monopod for a 360 camera?

The best monopod for a 360 camera is the Benro SUPADUPA pro CF Monopod with Pivot Leg Base, which features a built-in levelling pan head, reaches 157cm height and weighs under 1kg. Another great choice is the Manfrotto Element MII Video Monopod, which is compact, lightweight and extremely smooth.

Do you need a monopod for a compact camera?

BDo you need a monopod for a compact camera?

A particularly lightweight monopod is useful for compact cameras, helping to support and stabilise camera movement, which results in a higher number of sharp images and smoother video. The Manfrotto 290 Carbon Fibre Monopod weighs just 500g, while the Vanguard Monopod with stand and Smartphone Connector will also support your phone.

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